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Webinar On LGBTQIA+ Organised On The Occasion Of Pride Month

June 27, 2021

Young Communicators Club Northeast chapter (YCC), a student wing of the Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) conducted a webinar on LGBTQIA+ on the occasion of LGBTQ pride month.

The webinar’s main objective was to understand gender, sex and sexuality and understanding the problems and needs of LGBTQIA+ in the country and especially in the northeast.

The speaker on the occasion was Arpana Choudhury, a human rights activist from Tezpur. Her presentation was on the basics of gender, sex and sexuality and breaking the myths around the same.

She highlighted the issues that the LGBTQIA+ community face in India and how people's perceptions can be changed.

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Arpana was recognised by “Forbes” in their “30 under 30” category for her work among the Adivasi community in Assam. She is also an LGBTQIA+ activist and runs the organisation Xobdo.

Director YCC Northeast and host of the event Subhankar Banerjee on the occasion said, “We are happy to hold a webinar on such a sensitive topic, awareness is the basic requirements to understand the LGBTQIA+ community and I am sure this webinar conducted by YCC Northeast has given us a proper understanding of the topic.”

Over 80-85 students from different location of India took part in the event, the event also had the top national office bearer of PRCI and YCC.

PRCI-YCC national chairperson Chinnmaye Praveen was the special guest and national vice-chairman Avinash Gawai was the guest of honour on the occasion.

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